It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. Now, after releasing its report of the incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is blaming outdated combustible dust regulations for contributing to the accident, and urging OSHA to respond with national rules.
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say the project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure, while critics argue that it could be devastating to the environment. It is hard to tell who is right, but when forming an opinion everyone is entitled to the facts, so here are a few important fact checks on claims used by both sides of the argument.
Numerous industry groups and manufacturers and have taken issue with a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the use of 15 chemicals.
The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled plans to lease offshore sites for oil and gas drilling, including, for the first time, areas off the Atlantic Coast.
Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.
Volkswagen, which owns all three brands, says vibration during driving, and production issues can cause small leaks in rare cases. VW and Audi said they were not aware of any fires or injuries caused by the problem in the U.S.
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced proposed measures to keep perflourinated chemicals from re-entering the U.S. marketplace.
Justice Department attorneys are back in federal court presenting their case for making BP pay billions of dollars in civil penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to enact a slew of new requirements for workers while investing in education and infrastructure during his State of the Union address, declaring, "Middle-class economics works."
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the U.S., businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
A newly released study found water discharged from energy drilling operations in the U.S. poses risks to human health and the environment, calling for additional government regulations on the practices.
The Obama administration laid out designs Wednesday to issue the first regulations to cut down on methane emissions from new natural gas wells, aiming to curb the discharge of a potent greenhouse gas by roughly half.
ClearSign Combustion Corp. has developed a new technology for the combustion region, dubbed Duplex Tile Technology. This new combustion technology could change the industry entirely by eliminating industrial emissions by a staggering 95 percent, reducing downtime and maintenance costs all while increasing profitability and fuel efficiency for manufacturers and plant operators.
Officials representing West Coast ports on Monday alleged dockworkers have deliberately ground shipments at several large ports to a near-halt amid an ongoing labor dispute.
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The EPA's move would require manufacturers and importers to notify the agency at least 90 days prior to starting or resuming use of TDI at levels above 0.1 percent by weight. The EPA would then evaluate the use of the chemicals and potentially limit or prohibit the proposed activity.
It appears that marijuana businesses may be coming into their own with today’s announcement of a large venture capital firm buying into the pot industry.
The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims.
Clean-energy programs initiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and governors before him have California already well on its way to meeting his new goals for reducing the use of climate-changing fossil fuels, industry experts and state officials said.
The final ruling on carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants, which was supposed to be due on January 8th has been delayed, leaving many frustrated.
Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks.
The Associated Press recently reported on the dangers of noncompetition agreements for workers. The article mainly focused on minimum wage employees working outside of the manufacturing sector, however, this is an issue that translates across industries.